Expert Interview: Mila Mogilevsky, D.O. of Unique Pain Medicine
The team here at Svago has been interviewing professionals in the healthcare space to share how they got started, and relevant tips for those looking to improve their daily habits, physical, and mental health.
This interview is with Mila Mogilevsky, D.O. She’s the medical director at Unique Pain Medicine in New York, which she founded in 2010. You can learn more about her here after the interview.
Hi Dr. Mogilevsky! Thank you for taking the time to chat with us. We’d love to know more about your business/practice name and area of specialty. Can you tell us about it?
Dr. Mila Mogilevsky: My practice name is Unique Pain Medicine.
We specialize in musculoskeletal pain and sports medicine related conditions. We utilize multiple treatment options, including medications and interventions/injections as well as regenerative therapies.
Great! Thank you for that background. What encouraged you to pursue work in the health space?
Dr. Mila Mogilevsky: I have always wanted to be a physician. Taking care of people and relieving pain and optimizing their quality of life has been my life's mission.
It’s wonderful to be able to live out your life’s mission! I’d love to know, what's been the most personally rewarding part of your work?
Dr. Mila Mogilevsky: Watching patients getting off our procedure table with no pain after being in agony for days and sometimes months, is the most amazing feeling.
I’d imagine so. A lot of our readers are looking for tips – what are the top 2-3 tips you have for maintaining spinal/back health as one gets older?
Dr. Mila Mogilevsky:
- Avoid prolonged sitting and bending.
- Stretch, stretch, stretch.
- Lift with your knees and not your back.
Thank you for sharing! These are very approachable and something everyone can implement. What is an overlooked lifestyle change someone can implement to reduce daily physical and mental stress?
Dr. Mila Mogilevsky: Focus on getting plenty of sleep and hydrate every hour.
Sleep is a big one for a lot of people. I know it is for me. Outside of lifestyle changes, do you have a favorite low-impact activity (swimming, yoga, walking) that you recommend for someone who has chronic joint/muscle aches?
Dr. Mila Mogilevsky: Swimming is by far the best activity for chronic joint/muscle aches. You have no gravity to fight against, and you burn calories and strengthen your muscles relatively easily.
Not to mention, it can be very refreshing! It’s not unusual for people to sit for hours each day. What can we do to battle the damage sitting all day can cause our bodies?
Dr. Mila Mogilevsky: Move, stretch, go for a walk around the block. If you have to sit, use an orthopedic chair and a back/ lumbar support cushion.
Thank you for that tip. As we’re wrapping up, what is a favorite book or podcast you’d recommend for those looking to improve their physical and/or mental health?
Dr. Mila Mogilevsky: So many!!
Lastly, if our readers are interested in learning more about you and your business, where can they find you?
Dr. Mila Mogilevsky: Website - uniquepainmedicine.com
Thank you so much, Dr. Mogilevsky! We appreciate you taking the time to participate in our expert interview series.
*Please note: The professionals interviewed in the expert series are not affiliated with Svago and were kind enough to lend their time to this interview.